clear clear
clear clear clear clear clear
clear
  
Movies
   Scoops & News

Salman Khan pledges to donate bone marrow



November 15, 2010 03:35:53 PM IST
Glamsham Editorial
Send to Friend

Healthcare is a key focus area for Being Human: The Salman Khan Foundation.

Being Human has joined hands with the Marrow Donor Registry (India) to create awareness of how marrow donors can save lives. The aim of the initiative is to develop a large pool of voluntary marrow donors for transplants that are life saving to patients suffering from blood cancer, thalassemia, aplastic anemia, congenital immunodeficiency states and other such blood related diseases.

view SALAMN KHAN at BEING HUMAN MARROW DONOR PRESS MEET picture gallery

view SALAMN KHAN at BEING HUMAN MARROW DONOR PRESS MEET picture gallery


Any patient who requires a bone marrow transplant and does not have an HLA-matched donor (within his/her family) will need to search international registries for a potential donor. Explaining the urgent need for awareness, the MDRI spokesperson said "Salman Khan's Being Human joining hands with the MDRI will enable patients here in India to undergo this life saving procedure. Since Indians are poorly represented in these international registries, chances of finding an HLA matched unrelated donor are very small. To add to that the cost of procuring these stem cells from international registries is about Rs 15-20 lakh. We could save substantially on these costs if the MDRI were to be functional -chances of finding a match will be higher and the cost of transplant would also decrease."

Salman Khan said "Donating marrow is a simple act; it's as simple as donating blood. But this simple act can save the life of someone suffering from blood cancer, thalassemia and other major blood-related diseases. I am pledging my marrow today with MDRI so that in an emergency, if a patient's sample matches mine, I can be reached to donate my marrow. The more the donors, the more lives we save. So I urge that all of you who are blessed with good health come forward and pledge your marrow so that the less fortunate can benefit from this thoughtful act."



 
  

More related news


- Armaan Malik: Salman bhai's song coming out was really important for me - News
- Salman Khan presents PREM RATAN DHAN PAYO logo to logon! - News
- Bollywood mourns APJ Abdul Kalam's death - News
- Salman Khan planning to give alleged ex Katrina Kaif a birthday surprise? - News
- Salman Khan on RAEES v/s SULTAN: Shah Rukh has a 100% track record against me - News
- Shah Rukh Khan gives Iftar party with Salman Khan a miss - News
- Salman Khan faces mid-life blues? - News
- Salman Khan: Buzz of BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN is a little more than EK THA TIGER - News
- Salman Khan reacts to BAJRANGI BHAIJAAN's title controversy - News
- Salman Khan: I'll party with Sanjay Dutt when he's out of jail for good - News
- Ouch! A Bollywood actor said no to the Khans? - News
- 'Bhaijaan' Salman Khan unveils first look and release date of Sooraj Pancholi's HERO - News
- LOL no more as Kapil Sharma's Comedy Nights to go off air; shoots last episode with Salman Khan - News
- Shah Rukh Khan on his RAEES & Salman's SULTAN clash: We are such good friends that we'll do everything together - News
- From Salman Khan to Deepika Padukone: Celebs captured in bizarre poses! - News

 

 News Archives



   Comments
Movie Reviews
  Hot Gallery
Pic Of The Day
Pic Of The Day
Red Hot Bollywood Babes
Red Hot Bollywood Babes
Babe Of The Day
Babe Of The Day
When Parineeti Chopra became dubli patli!
When Parineeti Chopra became dubli patli!
more...

A Fifth Quarter Infomedia Pvt. Ltd. site.